Pass Over Blues – No Fruits-Without Roots | Album Review

Pass Over Blues – No Fruits – Without Roots www.passoverblues.de snnstft Verlag 15 songs time-50:26 Blues based music delving into singer-song writer territory with a slant on the state of the world’s condition and personal relations delivered from the German perspective of Pass Over Blues and it’s guiding light Harro Hubner. The band employs blues instrumentation …

Pass Over Blues Band – The | Album Review

Pass Over Blues Band – The Self-Release – 2014 www.harrohuebner.de 13 tracks; 47 minutes The Pass Over Blues Band is based in Germany.  Established in 1991 the band is guitarist Roland Beeg, vocalist, harp player and occasional guitarist Harro Huebner, drummer Michiel Demeyere and bassist Lutz Mohri.  Additional musicians are Andi Geyer on keys, Christian …

GProject Blues Band – When I’m Gone

GProject Blues Band – When I’m Gone Cargo Records 13 songs – 53 minutes www.gproject-blues.de Based out of Munich, Germany, and composed of musicians from three continents, GProject Blues Band are a rock-steady, veteran outfit who harmonize in English as they deliver primarily Texas and Delta stylings with strong Chicago overtones. This is the third …

Watermelon Slim – Church Of The Blues | Album Review

Watermelon Slim – Church Of The Blues Northern Blues – 2019 14 tracks; 57 minutes www.watermelonslim.com Watermelon Slim’s thirteenth career album finds him in good company with a host of guests. As always, Slim’s distinctive vocals and slide/harp playing are at the heart of the material which is a blend of originals and covers from …

Dry Johnson – Long Live Them Blues Vol. 1 | Album Review

Dry Johnson – Long Live Them Blues Vol. 1 Connor Ray Music www.dryjohnson.com 11 tracks Mike Zito’s big time rhythm section for the last two years have been bass player Terry Dry and drummer Matthew Robert Johnson.  Zito plays guitar here on their first album as Dry Johnson and sings a bit in their support.  …

David Lumsden & Friends – Hues of the Blues | Album Review

David Lumsden & Friends – Hues of the Blues Self Released www.davidlumsdenguitar.com 12 tracks The former Hurricane Ruth guitar player David Lumsden ventures out on his own  after spending 2011 to 2017 with Ruth.  He brings together a group of friends to support him as guest artists with these 12 songs. Lumsden became enamored with …

Bruce Iglauer & Patrick A. Roberts – Bitten By The Blues: The Alligator Records Story | Book Review

Bruce Iglauer & Patrick A. Roberts – Bitten By The Blues: The Alligator Records Story University of Chicago Press 336 pages Alligator Records may well be the premier blues record label on the planet. A quick review of the label’s releases over the past forty-seven plus years turns up one legendary artist after another, and …

The Waydown Wailers – Backland Blues | Album Review

The Waydown Wailers – Backland Blues 2018, Woodstock Records www.waydownwailers.com 11 songs, 43 Minutes Based in Canton, NY – along the St. Lawrence River, way up near the Canadian border – the Waydown Wailers third CD, Backland Blues, highlights the band’s Skynyrd-esque approach to “Outlaw Country” and bluesy Southern Rock. The band consists of Dave …

Bluesman Mike and the Blues Review Band – We Do the Blues | Album Review

Bluesman Mike and the Blues Review Band – We Do the Blues Self-Produced www.reverbnation.com/bluesmanmikethebluesreviewband CD: 13 Songs, 57:51 Minutes Styles: Jazz Covers, Blues Covers If blues releases contained nutritional information on the backsides of their covers, the lowdown on We Do the Blues, from Bluesman Mike and the Blues Review Band, would read as follows: …